Pesach Updates/New Products

From the Star-K: Star-K certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil brands that are NOT Kosher for Passover

The following Star-K certified brands of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are NOT certified for Pesach. They are only certified during the rest of the year.

  1. Boundary Bend Olives
  2. Cobram Estate
  3. Kirkland Signature – when label states Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Kirkland Signature brand 100% Spanish EVOO with a Star-K is produced in a different factory & is ok for Pesach)
  4. H-E-B
  5. Lazy Acres
  6. Raleys
  7. Trader Joe’s – when label states California Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Trader Joe’s brand Tunisian Organic Extra Virgin Unfiltered Chetoui Olive Oil with a Star-K is produced in a different factory and is Kosher for Passover)
  8. Sam’s Choice (Walmart) California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  9. Wegmans 100% California Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Tnuva Feta Cheese From Costco

Please check the double packages of Tnuva Feta cheese sold at Costco. The Kosher for Passover cheese will have a Kosher For Passover label on the container. If you do not see the label or stamp, it is not Kosher for Passover.

From the Star-K: Chometz Free Cosmetics Clarification

March 11, 2021


STAR-K Chometz-Free Cosmetics


STAR-K has determined that various cosmetics sold by the following companies are chometz-free:

AdinaB            ES-GE        Heaven Scent       Shaindee


Please note that STAR-K DOES NOT certify any of these items for use on Shabbos or Yom Tov.


Items approved as chometz-free for 5781/2021 are listed on letters issued by STAR-K. Most items are also listed in this year’s STAR-K Pesach Directory

Kashrus Conscience Magazine Clarification – Quinoa

Under Quinoa there are two typos.

Perez white quinoa is supposed to say Pereg.

Geebaums is supposed to say Greenbaums.


Latest Pesach Alerts

From the New Square Kosher Council: Freeda Vitamins – not certified for Pesach

We were asked to post the quote below from the New Square Kosher Council – Rabbi Eidlitz said that many of the vitamins contain Kitniyos.

“Please note that New Square Kosher Council does NOT certify any of Freeda Vitamins for Passover. 


Rabbi C. M. Wagshal

Rabbinic Administrator

New Square Kosher Council”